Guided tour

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

Activity provider: Guidatour

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

Activity provider: Guidatour

From US$ 21.66 per person

Explore the west side of Old Montreal on this walking tour showcasing its French heritage and rich architecture. Soak up the European charm of Old Montreal, one of the oldest urban areas in North America, and learn its history from your expert guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Stroll the cobbled streets of Old Montreal
  • Admire the dramatic Gothic Revival architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Experience Montreal's French-inspired culture
  • Stop at landmarks such as the Place d'Armes
  • Learn about the history of Montreal from your expert guide
Full description
Explore the west side of Old Montreal during this 90-minute walking tour. European in character, with cobblestone streets and cafe culture, much of Old Montreal has been preserved in its original 17th century state. Your expert guide will share the exceptional history of this French-influenced city while showing you its stunning architecture and historic sites. Begin your walk close to Notre-Dame Basilica and end at the Place Royale, near the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Encounter a variety of highlights in between as you see significant landmarks of Montreal, including the Place d'Youville and Place Royale. Walk along McGill and Saint-Jacques Street - once the financial heart of Canada. While Old Montreal reflects the city's rich and colorful past, today it is a vibrant, artistic, and trendy neighborhood lined with galleries, restaurants, and fashionable boutiques you can discover as you explore the area with your guide.
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the southwest corner of Place d'Armes, the corner on your front right when you are facing the church (intersection of Notre-Dame West & Place d'Armes). Plus Code: GC3V+Q5V Montréal, Québec.

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Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 131 reviews

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Our tour guide was Andre and he was excellent in the information and facts he provided. Although, do note that the notre dame church doesn’t come included in the tour and it was something we thought we expected to be there as the tour started at this spot. Regardless, the entirety of the tour was splendid and Andre had a great sense of humour to keep the your lively. Will most definitely come again for this.

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December 4, 2022

Interesting and stimulating tour. It was a hot summer's day with over 30 degrees and our guide Christian tried to give us as much information as possible in the shade. Thank you It was a pity that the visit to the Notre Dame Basilica is not part of the tour. If the tour started right before that, we kind of expected it.

August 8, 2022

Our guide was very flexible and spent a little overtime despite the cold snow weather! She was accommodate us with great opportunities to let us step inside of some historical buildings which was perfect for that severe weather. She shared many interesting stories behind and was willing to answer many questions here and there. It seems she was welcomed to go in to the buildings because staffs were aware of touring. She was definitely contributing to the preservation of rich Montréal culture. Thank you for the great time! Sorry I don’t recall her name!

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January 12, 2020

Product ID: 25079